Blunt longsword simulators appear in the first half of the 15th century, and their successors are still used today for martial arts and sports. This model of ours is based on an illustration from the Cod. 44. A 8, AKA the von Danzig manuscript, mostly aimed at people prioritizing period-accurate proportions.
The proportions and size attempts to follow the illustration as closely as realistically possible, so there are some features that set it apart noticeably. First of these is the extreme width of the Schilt, which sports the only fullers on the blade - the rest of the blade is depicted with a clearly rectangular cross-section, so the flexibility and weight distribution is handled by distal taper alone. The second is the grip length, there's clearly not enough space for both hands without grabbing the pommel as well. Due to this latter, we'd only recommend it for both solo and partnered drills and light, controlled sparring, as bulky gloves/gauntlets would not fit properly on the grip!
The heavy version's blade is stiffer, making it work better from a bind, while the light version is much more flexible, making thrusts somewhat safer.
All metal accessories are hand-ground to their final cross-sections, with the blade being 51crv4/6150 steel, heat-treated to 50-52 HrC. The grip has a wooden core, and a vegetable-tanned, glued leather wrap overbound with cord to give it some texture.
Blade length: 960mm/37.8"
heavy: 1200mm/47.24" light: 1170mm/46"
Weight and PoB:
heavy: 1790g@email@example.com" light: 1590g@firstname.lastname@example.org"